Surf Express Updated for Speed -- Connectix has released a free update to Surf Express, the company's Web acceleration software that improves performance via a more intelligent caching scheme than that used by most browsers. The update to Surf Express 1.1.5 is a 1.8 MB download and, according to Connectix, improves the performance of first-time page loads by 20 percent over previous versions. A free Surf Express demo is available as a 1.9 MB download. [ACE]
Copy Excel Selection as a Picture
Want to show someone a chunk of an Excel spreadsheet via email or iChat? You could take a screenshot, but if you want to show just a portion of the Excel window and you don't use a utility like Snapz Pro, you can do this right from within Excel 2008. Make a selection, hold down the Shift key, and choose Copy Picture from the Edit menu. You can select whether the selection will be rendered as though it was shown on screen or as though it was printed. Then just switch to your desired destination and paste.